68projects is pleased to present the solo exhibition “Metaphor” by Chinese artist You Jin. The artist uses his artworks to create a very distinct universe which aims to reflect on the complexities of human nature as well as social dilemmas. Passionate about the digital world, You Jin works in a country which has experienced a huge economic and technological boom and ever since seeks to break with the past. Today, You Jin belongs to a new generation of Chinese artists who are changing the fabric of the contemporary scene.
Within his works You Jin pursues a method of observation which melds together philosophical theories of both Eastern and Western thought. Collocating the perspective relationship between Chinese and Western painting as a means of dialogue and understanding of universal energies. His dynamic images thus reflect on our shared contemporary lives, affected by ongoing changes in circumstances, ideals and situations which often require a systematic update in self-reflection and expression. Applying elements of traditional Chinese culture and icons; from the scholarly writings of The Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, to Taoism, Buddhism and the symbolic importance of bamboo and water.
You Jin (Born in 1979 in Shenyang, China) is a Chinese artist whose work is characterized by color, light, and lines contrasting with a precise, mechanical technique. He graduated from Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in 2005 and has exhibitied in museums worldwide and extensivly in Greater China. Exhibiting in solo exhibitions at Parkview Art Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Alternative Space LOOP in Seoul, Opera Gallery in Geneva and EGG Gallery in Beijing amongst others. International art fair presentations in Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Basel, Art021 Shanghai, Art Stage Singapore and Taipei Art International Fair. You Jin lives and works in Beijing.